French Montana Donates $100K to Uganda’s Mama Hope Organization

French Montana is using the success of his hit track “Unforgettable” featuring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee to contribute to the Ugandan community. It was announced that Montana has donated $100,000 and dedicated his #UnforgettableChallenge to the Mama Hope Organization.

While in Uganda shooting the video for “Unforgettable”, the Moroccan-born rapper met the women and children at the Suubi Health Centre – whose wish is to “eliminate deaths from preventable conditions, and to help [the] community in the face of difficult economic and environmental realities,” per the website. The shelter serves about 260 people a month who are in need of immunizations, pain relief, and health treatments. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Montana expressed why he felt compelled to help the people in the Suubi Health Centre. “I feel like sometimes God puts you in a platform where you’re supposed to help other people,” Montana told Billboard, adding that the experience echoed his childhood in Morocco, “With having gone through living in poverty and being happy with nothing, they channel that through their dance moves and their energy.”

According to Billboard, the funds raised will go towards building the Suubi Health Centre and funding local blood banks in Uganda. Through showcasing the talented youth and people of Uganda, the “Lock Jaw” rapper hopes to raise awareness through the “Unforgettable” music video and the dance challenge that took over social media. “I feel like when you do stuff like that, the energy gives off of it itself,” Montana shared with Billboard. “Us taking 30-hour trips over there, helping kids, and using a platform that I got to showcase these kids talents from the dancing to the ambition to the hunger, I felt like everything came together.”

Check out more about the Mama Hope Organization on their website. Be sure to check out French Montana’s visit to the Suubi Health Centre below!

Photo Credit: French Montana/Youtube